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. it was a tough issue for a lot of folks. >> scott: you mentioned george w. bush. he won in 2004. it came down to ohio which had a gay marriage ban on the ballot. the day after the election, senator dianne feinstein said it was too much. people were not ready for it. >> i get it. i get it. now with that, the dust settled and they did as they do with the exit polls. they analyze. there were ten issues. social issues was number five behind other issues. interestingly, it broke both ways. enthusiastic for bush and enthusiastic for kerry. >> scott: fast forward to 2007 and 2008. senator barack obama runs for president and comes to san francisco to raise money. word was he did not want to be photographed with you. was that true? >> willie brown and myself were doing the fund-raisers for him. one at a restaurant. he had strong opinions. a lot of folks had strong opinions. >> scott: was he worried? >> everyone was worried. i had that brief moment where the new person and the rising star and i was going to go to boston during the convention and speak. all of a sudden, calling up and i said i get it. a
by bill clinton and george w. bush and they got used to that and he now has an opportunity to go there, to explain to them that he's got their back, that he's been with them in their times of difficulties, whether it's at the u.n. or rockets from gaza or the iranian nuclear program, and that he's going to be with them in the future, and i think he'll use his oratorical magic and i think he'll have a powerful impact and that will be very helpful for an effort to restart the peace process after he leaves. tavis: you've said a couple of things that i want to pick apart. let me start with the notion that the president has a very low standing, a low approval rating amongst the israeli public. what has been the cause of that and has his -- i'm trying to find the right word here -- fractured or less than lovie dovie relationship with bibi netanyahu had anything to do with that standing? >> well, it's interesting you use the words "lovie dovie" because the president is not a lovie dovie kinda guy and that's part of the problem. i
on the table and passed by a republican president, the first george bush, bush sr. and it solved the problem or it largely solved the problem at a cost far below what even the best estimates at the time were. we know that these kind of policies can work. it was a republican idea, okay. and so the irony of it is that the republican party has walked away from even one of their best ideas, one of their best proven ideas that really worked. so the question is, how can we bring republicans back to the table and say, "that's ours, we own that. this is our contribution to solving the problem. and in fact, we think our principles and our solutions are better than yours." >> so i'm speaker of the house, john boehner, and i ask you to come see me and i say i want to do what you're suggesting. give me the sound bytes a real conservative can use. >> i think there are a couple things. one is they need to look at the threat, okay? so, as an example, could we think in a different way about climate change as a threat to our freedoms, okay? climate change itself is a threat to our freedoms. >> to our freedom
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